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    February 26, 2013
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>> come here, baby. atagirl. watch it, baby. >> so, that's beautiful. >> look at that. >> this is actually a surprise. this is a painting i did for "the doctors"! >> oh, wow! thank you! [ crowd cheering ] [ applause ] >> that is fantastic! [ crowd cheering ] [ applause ] >> thank you very much. [ applause ] >> you know, the inspiration behind the painting, the names have as much meaningassion the -- meanings as the paintings. this is called "find". god gives us gifts and talents, and everyone has to find their over gifts. you found your talent, you are all doctors, you found what you are passionate about. i had to find what my gifts are, my talents and then find a way to pursue it even after the accident. so i took the time to paint this painting, and i hope you enjoy it.
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>> we will absolutely enjoy this, tommy keep up the gad work. >> thank you -- good work. >> thank you. >> you are an inspirational story. >> if you are watching at home and i want to learn more about what we talked about go to www.thedoctorstv.com. >> remember hope and human resilience are an unpredictable and powerful combination and you can certainly defy the odds. look at brianna's joy, joey's persistent, tommy's talent and resourcefulness, i am reminded what life is like when we make the most of it. don't squander the life you have been given, make it count, those are doctor's orders, thanks so much for joining us! [ crowd cheering ] [ applause ] ♪
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>> (male announcer): live from the bay area this is the kron 4 morning news. kron 4 news at 4 start now. >> good morning. is4:00 to give the and our roof camera on the ness ave. the morning i am anny hong and i am james fletcher. we want to start this morning with the latest on national weather. the nation's midsection was just part of the bke kansas and texas melissa rainy tells of how they're bracing for a second round. >>-- melisbraney >> this on to be much more
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treacherous travel in. we ask you to exercise that more abundance of caution. >> in kansas city people are still trying to get themselves out of the snow dumped on them last week. now they're facing more. >> as you can see behind me what we are dealing with. >> officials are pleading with residents to stay off the road. >> we have--declared a deft as an emergency for kansas and missouri. the the texas panhandle was hit hard. take a look from amarillo. >> you can see snow drifts from 1-3 feed. >> here is a yardstick peeking out of an almost 3 ft. snowdrift. thothose who venture out have to deal with strong winds and poor visibility. is what to call a historical was it. >> imf melisa reney.
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>> so far this morning as f zero is only reporting a handful of delayed flights to texas. the only cancellations of all flights to kansas city. as always, if you had a fight today. call ahead and check with your carrier before heading to an airport. >> much quieter here with our weather let us turn to erica. >> before we get to our weather let us look at satellite and radar. a brutal blizzard has impacted the southern plains. another foot is expected heading into the rest of today. we already seen several inches of snow. some communities have not seen this much snow since 1971 according to the national weather service. the areas of yellow and green show were the storm is warmer. we are seeing heavy, my would rain. also
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thunderstorm activity. >> we will continue to monitor throughout the morning. >> as we mentioned it is quiet in the bay area. chilly in spot especially for our north bay valley. we are expecting a sunny and mild afternoon. warming trend continues heading into tomorrow. stable weather around the bay area with the warmest day expected to be friday. >> i will show you the 7 day around the forecast in my next report. >> here is a look at your temperatures now. 364 navato 37 for vallejo. heading into the afternoon temperatures mainly in the '60s. >> temperatures could be warmer and their to yesterday. oakland 64. 66 for napa. 64 vallejo and fairfield. >> satellite and radar yesterday's we were keeping a close eye on activity in the pacific northwest. the
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wet weather has gone east. we are looking at clear, trust that the weather with high pressure control. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast warmer weather is on the way. we're talking seventies as we head into friday. >> we will continue to monitor forecast on kron 4. >> in the meantime the traffic center quiet. we have overnight road work. a little bit of activity at the approach to the bay bridge toll plaza nothing to slow you down. the meter lights off. >> the san mateo bridge is good in both directions. the drive 12-13 minutes. >> south bound 101, a great ride you will rarely encounter cars coming of the north bay. james. >> thank you erica. on to developing stories out of east oakland where police are in a standoff situation after a suspect barricaded himself inside a home. it has been going on since
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yesterday afternoon. this is video of our helicopters partnership with abc seven news. the standoff is happening in the area of 87 avenue in birch st.. residents in the neighborhood have been told to stay in until this is over. we have crews on the scene and will bring you more updates as they become available. stay tuned for that. >> the search continues for a missing family of four. the coast guard says a husband, wife said a series of distress calls on sunday saying they're syllabled was sinking. the coast guard is now searching 65 mi. off the coast of monterey. kron fours charles clifford has the latest on the coast guard efforts to try and identify who made the distress call for the family abandoned ship. >> throughout the day on monday the u.s. coast guard continued efforts to locate a missing family who may be floating in the ocean after their sail boat sank on sunday afternoon. the coast
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guard released in audio recording of the last of radio transmission from the vessel. >> coastguard, coastguard we are abandoning ship. >> the coast guard released the audio recording hoping someone would be able to identify the voice on the tape. so far they do not know this family is. they do not know where there are from or how long they have been its seed or whether we're headed. >> it appears the sailboat does not have a gps locator. it did not have proper safety equipment. the coast guard said it will continue to search for the family. >> we will relaunch aircrafts and do more aerial searches. >> that are also checking marinas from southern california to canada trying to figure out who this family is. they say when they run the name of the boat through the registry that cannot find a record of the vessel. >> anyone having information on this missing family or boat is axed contact the coast guard. >> charles clifford kron 4
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news. >> also in monterrey, to scuba divers who died of diving off the coast of monterey county have been identified as a husband and wife from san jose. an official with the state parks and recreation department says 41 year-old volodymyr butsky and his wife, 41 year-old marina bu tsky died while diving at point lobos state natural reserve friday afternoon. >> authorities say emergency crews were called in after the couple's daughter of a parking for the her parents were overdue. >> we will be back with more on the kron 4 morning news.
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>> we're back at 4:09. >> in pleasant hill there was a candlelight vigil to remember those killed in a massacre >> one by one they read the names of the children gunned down in new town conn. >> grace mcdonnell. >> to these people each is a sign of an innocent lives lost and the need for stricter gun laws. >> we want to catch the hearts of motivated not-- were not aware of the
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danger. >> it has got to be too much power in the gun lobby, and gun manufacturers. we need to sshow there are other people feel differently. >> ♪ the 75 people gathered outside pleasantville city hall and i support an assault weapons ban. limits on high capacity ammunition clips and universal background clips. >> we knew people that were massacred at 101 california street 10 years ago and nothing has changed. we have keit keep skidding worse. we have to speak up. >> i am all for freedom but we need to protect the innocent from those who really are not responsible. >> the people here believe that since the new town shooting the tide has turned. they now feel as long as the keep pressure on stricter gun laws will be a reality. in pleasant hills
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then kerman kron 4 news. >> meanwhile a gun debate is headed for the senate. >> legislation includes proposals to ban military- style assault weapons. crack down on illegal gun trafficking, and improved school security. president obama pressed congress to pass tighter restrictions on guns in the aftermath of december's deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary school. >> still ahead people and states across the country's midsection a waking up to blizzard conditions this morning. we will show you some of the snow. on kron 4 morning news continues.
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>> we are back. we're taking a closer look at some of the nasty weather caused by winter storm moving through
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the midwest today. on the left, video from wichita, kansas. >> on the ride, video for midland, texas. >> kansas seen a lot of snow in the past day they have reports of several inches on the ground right now. in texas, not as much snow fell you can see some coming down. hurricane-force winds in texas caused a few accident, and also forced highways to shut down for a short time. the amarillo airport in texas have been shut down. it closed yesterday morning and is expected to reopen this morning. let us get the weather in our area. >> good morning james you can see crystal clear conditions. temperatures not as cold as yesterday morning. in fact most of us are in the '40's. 47 in san francisco. 43 in san carlos. future cast 4 is tracking the temperatures for you throughout the day. by 12 mainly green on your screen
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indicating temperatures in the '60s. it will be cooler along the coastline, the mid peninsula as well. heading into your afternoon highs everyone is under the green. as we head into 8:00 p.m. tonight we will cool down to the fifties for just about everyone. overall mild weather for the next 24 hours. >> here is a look at temperatures today. redwood city 63. 64 year high in mountain view. lows 60s in fremont. warmer in the east bay walnut creek 66. 65 for those of you in concord. 64 in fairfield. it will be warmer to their to yesterday for most locations except the north bay. some spots could be cooler because of the decrease in the northerly winds. 60 in san francisco. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast shows warmer weather we are
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talking seventies which will feel like springtime as we head into the weekend. >> more details on your forecast coming up in my next report. looking at traffic no hot spots. >> the approach to the bay bridge toll plaza there is overnight road work in effect but not slowing down your ride. i am observing more cars than usual ladies and ride with no slowdowns to report. >> the san mateo bridge looks good though problems for foster city. traffic is moving well not only here but getting to the bridge coming down the nimitz freeway. >> south bound 101 doing just fine. >> thank you erica.
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>> billions of dollars in forced budget cuts are only days away. members of congress are finally back on capitol hill after a recess and president obama welcome to the nation's governors to the white house. >> but is anybody looking for a compromise that will avoid the chaos scheduled to hit this friday. gm acousta has the details. >> president obama says if congress wants to stop the forced spending cuts that goes into affect at the end of the week lawmakers better do something about it. >> the cuts do not have to happen. congress can turn them off any time with a little bit of compromise. >> and the spirit of compromise the white house's morning what is about to become a state-by-state level. >> 7400 fewerreceiving gassingsn florida. 52,000 defense workers furloughed in texas. >> the president as the press to leave a closed-door
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meeting with the governors to have a frank close the door open meeting session. >> i want to clear out the press so we can take some questions. >> candid is what the president is getting from louisiana's governor. >> i think the president is to stop trying to scare the american people that absolutely you could cut 3 percent without all of these awful consequences. >> homeland security secretary suggested the cuts could make the nation's borders to terrorist. >> i do not think we can maintain the same level of security at all places to run the country with a sequestered. >> can you save for the record you're not here try to scare people that what you're saying has to happen. that is a necessity as a result of these cuts. >> i am not here to scare people i am here to inform. >> line by line, page by page. >> house republicans released the web video say
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the president has promised to come through the budget to find smarter savings. >> democrats pointed out in their own video the republicans signed off on the cuts. >> this governor does not sound and courage. >> as you heard many governors say we still think there is time for this administration to come up with a sensible alternative. for that to happen things have to be averted. the ball is in the president's court. >> the former republican senator chuck hegel is on track to lend confirmation. this comes 12 days after the nomination was thaw. gop signaled late monday that would in their delaying tactics. once confirmed, hagel will succeed defense secretary leon panetta just days before automatic, across-the-board budget cuts
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and scheduled to hit the pentagon. >> safety officials say more teenagers dying behind the wheel. a new report find that deaths of teenage drivers increased 19% for six months of last year. that is a reversal of a decade-long trend were of raw traffic fatalities declined to historical lows. the study finds the deaths are primarily among 16 and 17 year old. >> pollen season starting earlier this year in some parts of the u.s.. tree pollen is supposed to peak in march. grass pollen in the following weeks. but regions from the nation's capital to north texas off pollen count spike in february. here in the bay area, the tree pollen count is high right now. the most active pollens being cedar in juniper. researchers say if you are allergic, you will want to stay indoors during dawn and dusk when colin count is hire. >> the fda has expanded its
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approval for a bayer cancer pill to treat tumors of the intestines. regulators approve the drug to treat gastrointestinal tumors that do not respond to other treatment. in a study, patients taking the drug experienced a nearly four month delay in the growth of their to as compared to a placebo. >> we will have your entertainment headlines when we come back.
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>> welcome back. >> @ 4:24 is the time. linday lohan falls for charlie sheen on the screen that is. >> janet jackson confirms she is married to a billionaire businessman.
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entertainment weekly said the couple exchanged vows last year and a quiet, private ceremony. the statement was in response to rumors their wedding gift to each other was donations to favorite charities. this is jackson's third marriage. >> love is in the air. christina applegate walk down the aisle with her two year-old daughter's father. >> saturday night live star is engaged to his girlfriend. they have been dating for five years. >> linsay lohan is appearing as herself in an upcoming episode of charlie scenes setsitcom anchor management. the two will develop a romantic relationship for hollywood minute i am carl aazhzeus.
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>> still ahead, the coast guard is still searching for family after they abandoned their sailboat sunday afternoon. the latest details and coastguard search, when the kron 4 morning news continue. it will be warmer and warmer as we head toward the weekend. if you missed the forecast will have another update coming up on the other side of this break
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>> we are back. is 4:30. >> top stories we're following on this tuesday morning, the coast guard is still searching for four missing people abandon their sailboat on sunday. in the family's last contact with the coast guard, they indicated their boat was taking on water and sinking. the coast guard has been surging 65 mi. off the coast of monterey bay for the side of the two adults and two small children. >> old man winter strikes again as winter weather conditions town the central plains states. more snow is expected today in kansas, missouri, iowa, wisconsin and michigan. some of these areas are still recovering from last week's snowstorms. the mayor of kansas city declared a state of emergency, while flights in and out of kansas city international airport remained cancelled the to morning. >> let us take a look at the
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forecast and ouin our area. it is much quieter. we will handed over to erica. >> we are anticipating a portable foot of snow in some communities. missouri, portions of kansas are bracing for this. the green and yellow on your screen is where we're seeing heavy rain. we have a flood warnings in effect for portions of louisiana all the way to south carolina. >> we have seen several inches of snow with this system yesterday. some communities have not seen this much snow since 1971. >> blizzard conditions for the southern plains. a lot of the thunderstorm activity is reserved for the warmer areas. >> here's a look at your day planner in the bay area. temperatures in the '30's and '40's. we are warmer than yesterday's to the afternoon. we're talking a
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slight warm of for most of us. into the evening hours it will be clear, a breezy, and temperatures in the 50's and '40's. >> if you're heading to work or school. 39 in napa. 44 in richmond. mid-40s in a city. >> your numbers in to the afternoon show plenty of 60s. most of us in the mid- 60s. cupertino 66. 64 expected for santa clara. walnut creek getting the mix at 66 degrees. mid '60s for concord, danville, pleasanton. 64 in fairfield. lows '60s for downtown san francisco. >> 63 in the bottom ounavato fet we are clear and are in the bay area. >> a warming trend we're talking seventies by the end of the work week. >> in traffic center no hot
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spots. , a quick bridge check. >> first the approached the bay bridge toll plaza. you will encounter overnight road work taking place of the incline. other than that you are good to go. >> the same story at the san mateo bridge the drive 12-13 minutes. >> south bound 101, the golden gate bridge we are seeing a few more cars compared to our last report. we have overnight road work that wraps up the 5:00 hour. the drive remains steady with 23 minutes from navato to san francisco. >> onto developing news out of the east bay in east oakland where a police standoff is still going on after a suspect barricaded himself inside a home. it has been going on suggested afternoon. this is video from our helicopter partnership with abc seven news. the standoff is happening in the area of 87 avenue in birch st.. the
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sresidents in the neighborhood have been told to stay in until this is over. we will have crews on the scene will bring you more updates as they become available. >> the search continues for a missing family of four. the coast guard's as a husband, wife and two children said a series of a distress call on sunday sing their cellblock was sinking. the coast guard is now searching 65 mi. off the coast of monterey. kron fours charles clifford has the latest on the coast part of efforts to try and identify who made those distress call for the family abandoned ship. >> the coast guard continued on monday to locate a missing family will maybe floating in the ocean after their cell boat sank on sunday afternoon. >> the coast guard also released an audio recording of the last non radio transmission on that vessel. >> coast guard, coast guard we are abandoning ship. >> the coast guard released
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recording hoping someone may be able to identify the boys on the tape. >> so far they do not know the family is or where they're from. they do not know how long they have been at sea and where they're were headed. it appears the sailboat to not have been operating gps locator nor proper safety equipment. the coast guard says it will continue searching for the family. >> we will launch some aircraft and do more aerial searches. >> they are also checking marinas from southern california all the way to canada try to figure out who the family is. when they run the name of the boat to boat registries of the cannot find a record of the vessel. >> anyone who has information on the missing family or boat is asked to contact the coast guard. >> charles clifford kron 4 news. >> and other news a west sacramento police officer is behind bars accused of sexual assault and kidnapping, while out on
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patrol. investigators say sergio alvarez took advantage of a least six victims, all female, ranging in age from 20-47. police say they know they have a lot of work to do in order to rebuild communities trust. >> and non represented with the outstanding farm is and the integrity of the sacrament police department ever they protect the community. >> alvarez had been a cop in west sacramento since 2007. th37 the 37 year-old was put on ministry did leave in september, once the investigation was finished, alvarez was fired. >> 5 elderly residents of a small care facility in walnut creek displaced by a fire that sent one to the hospital. >> a stove caught fire, and that extended to the cabinets in the kitchen,
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filling a single story home with smoke. >> firefighters arrived extra ambulance to help with rescue in the at risk residents. the fire was very quickly contained. the remaining four residents were relocated to other assisted living facilities run by the same honor. the fire cost between 30,000 40,000 damaged, mainly to the kitchen. >> in national moods today marks the one year since 17 year-old tdrayvmn martin was killed as he walked in a florida neighborhood. >> martins death sparked nationwide rallies for the teenager. george zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, says he shot martin in self-defense. zimmerman is charged with
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second-degree murder. >> a least 19 towards the killed as their hot air balloon crashed near th same age in egyptian city of liuxor . there was a fire and explosion of in the balloon to plunged from the sky and crashed into sugar cane fields. iuxor is about 320 mi. south of cairo. >> we will be back with more on the kron 4 get whatever you want, baby.
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for ovnights can feel califolong and lonely.dren, i miss my sister. i miss my old school. i miss my room. i don't want special treatment. i just wanna feel normal. to help, sleep train is collecting pajamas for foster children, big and small. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help make a foster child's night a little cozier. not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child. we're back. keeping in i and the markets. futures trading shows all three indexes in the cause of this morning. that is that the stock plunged yesterday, as italy
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appears headed for a political gridlock. >> here is a look at yesterday's closing numbers. >> the dow dropped to under 16 points to close at 13,784. >> the biggest drop since november. nasdaq lost 45 points to 3116. >> and the s&p 500 dropped to seven points to close at 1004 month 87. >> internet providers are going to begin to warn users of illegal downloads. the copyright alert system is being activated to target users who may be sharing files illegally. the new system will prompt internet service providers such as verizon or at&t to notify customers of internet access is an involved in piracy. a person will be giving up to six opportunities to stop. internet providers will take more drastic steps if the user continues to seasuch as slowing the connection.
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>> the next generation of smart phone is just weeks away. samsung announced it will unveil the galaxy for march 14th. the release marks the latest of by some what rapidly becomes a to fall rate for supremacy on the mobile landscape. apple is the other big player. details on the new phones features are scarce, but analysts expect that it'll have a high-resolution screen. tech analysts do not expect a new galaxy to completely take off down the phdown the iphone and the third quarter of last year, the galaxy s iii became the first smart phone to outsell the iphone. >> watching gas prices this morning at the continue to rise, ever so slightly all of the nation. the national average is morning sitting at $3.78 a gallon, while the average in the state of california $4.23 for regular gallon of gas. looking at
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averages across the bay area, >> in san francisco $4.25. >> in oakland $4.17. >> in san jose $4.18. >> we are seeing tippers in the low '40's. 41 degrees in fremont. it should warm to the low 60s today. you like warmer weather well, hang on. we have seventies potentially by the end of the week. ñáçwçñ
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>> we are back. 4:44 on kron 4. do i need to say it? >> favorite time of the day. >> the mount tam camera looking back at san francisco. >> 64 the expected high in oakland. are '40's the trend today. is it cooler another
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spot. >> it is the trend today. >> it is not as cold as 24 hours. livermore at 341 of the cold spots. >> yesterday we saw spots at the freezing mark. 43 in hayward. upper '40's in san francisco. heading into the afternoon we are talking to o'clock mainly 60s everywhere. we will hold on to the fifties for the coastline. the men peninsula indicated by the light blue on your screen. as we set the clock into motion you will see the green fields and by 2:00 p.m.. >> clear skies sunshine and clear conditions will stick around into the 8:00 p.m. hour. the blue on your screen indicating fifties. overall mild weather for the next 24 hours. >> here is a look at your afternoon highs. 64 in antioch. fairfield 63 in richmond. lows '60s for downtown san francisco. >> your kron 4 7 day around
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the bay forecast let us slow down and talk about it. we have a lot of changes. overall, stable, whether for the next couple of days. >> the warming trend peaks around friday. typical is in the low seventies for most of the bay area. we could see seventies heading into saturday. temperatures will be slightly cooler. partly cloudy conditions, mild weather for the rest of the weekend. as we start the next work week we are dry and mainly clear for most of the bay area. it looks to be that way into portions of the next work weeks. more details on your extended forecast in my next report. >> taking it over to the traffic desk. a live look of the approach to the bay bridge toll plaza. an easy ride from all the approaches. the overnight road work is wrapping up. we are seeing good speeds up the incline across the upper deck. >> the san mateo bridge ride is fine. it is shaping up to
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be a typical commute for foster city. south bound 101, the golden gate bridge and easy ride. >> it is quiet for those of you coming out of marin county. >> on the traffic maps green on the road way censors northbound 101. >> downtown san jose. no problems along the mid peninsula. >> if you're taking public transit your good to go. no reports of delays for ac transit, bart, or h train no. 1. anny it >> in the south bay, taxpayers may have to foot the bill to pay for road repairs and san jose. there is an example of more than 307 5 mi. of city streets that are now ready to be a poor condition. repairs the cost a hundred million dollars a year, more than five times the current budget. next month the city council will consider options that include raising sales taxes are a bond measure that could cost the average homeowner $100 a
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year. here's some reaction from those who travel these bumpy roads. >> if is a hundred bucks a year for the homeowners that is relatively cheap. that again how much of our taxes are going to the city to take care of our roads. why should i give them more of my money to take care of something they should already be taking care of? >> if you going on the freeway a high-speed chicken damage your vehicle. $100 a bit much. for those on fixed income like me. >> the roads are bad, but on the other hand everyone has been taxed to the hilt. there may be a fair amount of resistance. but i would do it. >> san jose has more than $300 million in backlog repairs alone. most of them are the result of ongoing budget cuts. >> loss vegas police are
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making a desperate plea in finding in oakland man killer police said they have award for the suspect in the shooting ammar harris. harris of the prime suspect in the shooting last week on the strip that left three people dead. he faces three murder charges in the thursday incident. one of the victims was an aspiring rapper from oakland, kenny clutch. witnesses say a black range rover with a dealer play pulled up alongside the maserati driven by a clutch and started firing. now police want to know where harris whereabouts to come forward. if someone knows where he is we are asking and urging you to give us a call. >> law enforcement in nevada as well as neighboring states are actively searching for that vehicle and its occupants. >> eli boulevard in petaluma is back open this morning after was shut down due to a report of a
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suspicious device. this is video from our helicopter partnership with abc seven news. police said the device was a world war one area artillery shell. the homeowners found a shell when they were cleaning out their home after attended move out. bomb technicians remove the shells from a home. >> contra costa county authorities are looking for and at risk bethel island man. christopher fancher has been missing since early february. this is a photograph of him. fachner was last seen on february 5th at the contra costa county regional medical center in martinez. that is where he was admitted for evaluation and released the next day. police say he is not return home or contact family members. he suffers from brain disorder and does not have any medications with him. he is described as a white male sex with 2 in. tall and weighing 180 lbs.. >> the search continues for
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a young oakland couple disappeared about a month ago. jamie neal and garrett hand or last heard from january 25th. they were in peru for a viking adventure. we're now hearing from neil sister stacy fingers she is concerned resister may be not safe. >> i have not seen a video of her since january 25th. anything could have happened since then. >> a few weeks after their disappearance the state department issued a travel morning to you as citizens may be plotting to kidnap american tourist in the area of the couple was last seen. neal's sister has been working with the embassy in peru. >> he was wrongfully convicted for nearly seven years were a violent assault and was oakland that he did
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not commit. ronald ross is a free man due in large part to lawsuits from the northern california in this project. >> ronald is our 15th wrongfully convicted person we have helped exonerate since 2001. >> we receive between 108,000 request per year. >> began considering ronald's case in july of 2007. this is when we receive every letter from his attorney say i absolutely believe this man is innocent. >> you did not get these kind of called letters often. >> the innocence project team up with a san francisco law firm and together they fought five years in seven months to when rommel his freedom the law firm was keker and a van nest.
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>> with just two days until he officially retires, the vatican released pope benedict the 16th will keep the title his holiness the will be title pontiffemeritus . been a big surprise the world and the announced earlier this month that he would retire effective on thursday. the catholic church's carter will meet at the vatican to elect a successor. the election is expected to start sometime in march. >> this is out of wichita kansas when they have a lot of snow on the ground and more on the way. a lot of of snow on the ground and more on the way. a lot of snow expected to co thyou eat less...ing weiyou lose weight.et. it's a great plan... until you get hungry. that's the time to take slimful. one tasty 90-calorie slimful and a glass of water satisfies hunger for hours making it easier to eat smaller meals,
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>> '60s for today the same for tomorrow. friday a lot of sunshine. los seventies. we will see mid-70's in some locations for friday afternoon. >> the weekend is looking fantastic. there will be springlike weather for the end of the week. >> the online voting to name pluto's new tiniest moves is over. the winner is vulcan a name suggested by actor william shatner, who played captain kirk in the original star trek tv series. all of the potential that come from greek or roman mythology, and deal with the underworld. vulcan was the roman god of law and smoke, and the nephew oaf pluto. >> coming up on the kron 4 morning news the coast guard
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remains at c searching for four voters who abandon their sailboat sunday afternoon off the coast of monterey. when an update on the coast guard's search efforts coming up. and a new string of winter storms in several states and the central plains from texas to michigan. we will take a look at some bad weather. and we're watching your bay area weather this morning. we will be checking in with erica was a look at our forecast. we will also be takinhot talkingtalking to geors watching our morning commute. we will right back.
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>> (male announcer): live from the bay area this is the kron 4 morning news. kron 4 news at 5 starts now. >> good morning. 5:00 on this tuesday february 26th. top stories we're following.
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the police standoff that lasted for hours in east oakland is not over. we will have a live report on what happened. >> a family missing for nearly 48 hours. this morning the coast guard is looking off the monterey bay for the adults and two children who abandon their sailboat. >> watch a storm system that is all too familiar for many states is that consistent is just a matter of days. >> a live look from wichita kansas as a watch and so stor as the second sosnowstorm less than a week. >> here's a live look from our roof camera on van ness avenue in san francisco. let us get a check of your bay area forecast for net out the door this morning with erica. >> compared to yesterday the warming trend continues into tomorrow. temperatures will peak around friday. seventies for just about everyone. full details on what to expect that extended forecast in my next report.
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>> it is 5:00 here's george with traffic. thank you erica. >> good morning. a quiet ride around the bay area no hot spots. >> from the bay bridge toll plaza light traffic at the bay bridge and also around the bay light traffic for interstate 580 and highway 4. james. very good george. >> a developing story out of east oakland where police standoff that ended after a suspect barricaded himself inside of a home. this is some of the video from the same courtesy of our helicopter partnership with abc seven news. >> the standoff was in the area of 87 avenue in birch st.. residents in the neighborhood were told to stay in until this is over. we have crews out at oakland pd will bring you updates as they become available. we will get the latest on how this all resolved itself as we did that update from will. >> on a developing story out
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of easthe coast guard will resume its search this morning for a family missing at sea off the coast of monterey. this is video from our helicopter partnership with abc seven off the search efforts yesterday. the coast guard says a husband, wife and two children to a series of the distress calls on sunday saying they're sail boat was sinking. what they did not know are the names of anyone on the boat, where they're from, whether we're headed, or how long they had been at sea. the coast guard has released audio recording of the last known transmission from the vessel. they're hoping that someone will recognize the voice. >> the coast guard says, the
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vessel also apparently did not have it working gps locator, or proper safety equipment. >> watching weather across the nation five days ago last thursday we had a blizzard across the midwest. another one is getting today. and live look in wichita kansas with the snow coming down there. we will see a rain snow mixed. in chicago blizzard conditions. also in the texas panhandle. new video coming in showing the snow from kansas to the zurich. lashing the texas panhandle with hurricane force winds. denver digging out from a foot of snow there picking up a few inches. midland, texas has rain, snow, and i c mix. >> you can see that oklahoma city and denver just covered
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in snow. what's been a big issue for texas is also the win. the amarillo airport was shut down yesterday but is expected to open this morning. we are tracking this big storm also bring thunderstorms across the deep south as well. we will keep following the latest as we get new video in and out the morning on kron 4. >> we are continuing our storm watch as the wet weather moves across the central plains keeping an eye on how this expectinit is ag travel here in the bay area. so far this morning s f o is only reporting a handful delays flight to texas. dealer cancellation of all flights to kansas city. as always, if you have if flight today call and check with the carrier before heading to the airport. >> amarillo, texas airport shut down. as the morning
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goes on we may see more and more delays. i was just inside at the american airlines desk and now there's only one cancellation that out of dallas, fort worth area. that is not a surprise considering what went through texas. as the morning goes on we they see more delays. when you get in the situation called the carrier before you get out here. as far as arrivals is not to that. departure should not be initial fear it is usually arrivals that you will start to see those backup. it all live or collier carrier and a picture your flight is not delayed. >> thank you jackie. these stations sign up for the text message thing. >> it alerts you. >> a tip, check into that if you have a flight.
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>> we are back. new this morning, a standoff at a house in east oakland last the night is over now. let us turn to kron fours will tran with more on the story. will what have you learn this morning? how did it all end? >> we circled the neighborhood and the police officers are gone. we are still trying to find out exactly how did it. we did see people leave this morning hop into their cars. from what we could tell at this point it ended
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peacefully. we do not see crime scene tape in the area in a long are. here is video we got while it happen. it happen throughout the night during several hours. while it was going on reportedly the suspect was inside a home hold up with a firearm. because of that the residents in the neighborhood were told to stay inside. it ended overnight. we are still trying to get more inflation from the watch commander. from what we can tell they were in the east oakland neighborhood 87 and birch to savserve a warrant and that suspect refused to comply. will get more later. back to you james. >> we look forward to that of day. >> tensions are mounting between gaza and israel.
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apart is a rock has been fired from the gaza strip to israel. police said was damaged to a road and no injuries. it is the first such rocket from the palestinian territory to land in israel since israeli-gaza fighting last november. there been protest throughout the west bank in recent days as a port of palestinians held in israel jails. this weekend, one palestinian prisoner died of a disputed circumstances, prompting more protests. to deter melting in the region weeks ahead of president obamas visit. >> more than a dozen towards a died after their hot air balloon grass in egypt tuesday. a party said the balloon crashed into a field about 320 mi. south of cairo. the casualties included french, british and other nationals. it is one the worst crashes involving tours in the country already
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struggling with a decline tourism industry. following the uprising that ousted former leader hosni mubarak. >> we will be right back. walnut creek looking for a high get whatever you want, baby.
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>> we're back. let us begin with our forecast. erica. >> 36 degrees in livermore that is one of the cold spots now. wicking of the upper '40's and san francisco. futurecast 4 highlights the temperatures throughout the day. by 12:00 we're talking '60s for most of us still clinging on to 50s along the coastline. we will see in to your afternoon highs a lot of the green is going to start to fill in. the majority of us will see bit '60s. temperatures around the seasonal average. by 8:00 p.m. later tonight still on the mild side. the light
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blue indicating everyone in the '50s. breaking down the afternoon highs in your neighborhood.bit more of their o yesterday. fremont 61. 65 for sunnyvale. 63 in redwood city. mid to upper 60s possible walnut creek. 63 in richmond. 66 and danville. >> turning your attention to the north bay could be slightly cooler of their to yesterday because of the decrease in the northerly winds. >> napa expected 66 degrees. 64 for san rafeal. 66 for ocean beach. >> satellite and radar picture shows clear, dry conditions now. the storm track stays well to our north. we will continue with a warming trend. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast shows the just that. temperatures peak friday. low seventies for everyone. >> we will cool down a few degrees heading into saturday. seventies certainly a possibility.
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>> it will be cooler along the coast line. the warmest spots the south and east bay valley. >> sunday partly cloudy skies. temperatures will continue to cool. sunshine and blue skies and dry weather continues as we start the next work week. >> 517 us look at traffic with george. >> good morning erica. quiet around the bay area no hot spots. checking your ride at the bay area bridges. >> the bay bridge commute first at the west bound ride has not begun to build up yet. a smooth trip heading to the upper deck. >> your ride to the san mateo bridge, highway 92 a smooth and easy commute at 11 minutes. >> golden gate bridge ride problem free across the span. crews are still on the bridge changing the line configuration. >> updating drive times. >> interstate 80 west bound looks good no delays for
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westbound 24. southbound 680 for the san ramon valley also a smooth ride. no delays for the dublin interchange west 580 slow to the altamonte. >> 16 minutes kyle the belly of to the montague expressway, 101 northbound. >> a 22 minute drive out of navato golden gate bridge. to san francisco. >> all public transit reporting on time. >> this morning the search continues for young oakland couple disappeared about a month ago. jamie neal and garrett hand our last heard from on january 25th. there were in peru for a viking adventure. we're now hearing from neil sister, stacy fingers she is concerned that your sister mideast not be safe. >> i am not going to listen to anyone until she called me. i have not seen a video
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of per cent january 25th. anything could have happened since then you know. >> after a few weeks their disappearance the state department issued a travel warning to u.s. citizens that criminals might be plotting to kidnap american tourist in the area a couple was last seen. nielsen's to have been working with the embassy in peru. >> the dow was up 80 in early trading in a 300 point swing. but a huge afternoon drop the dow closing at 260. down to light 16. back below the 40,000 mark. the s&p dropped below the psychological 5000 mark. right now thou futures are ... i will have more on what
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exactly is happening with the market at 530. >> student at city college of san francisco are asking to have more input in the administration's decision as a school fights to keep its accreditation. in west sacramento police officers behind bars this morning is accused of sexual assault and kidnapping, while on patrol. investigators seaay sergio alvarez to the event of a least six victims all female ranging in age from 20-47. police say they know they have a lot of work to do in
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order to rebuild the community's trust. >> alvarez had been a cop in west sacramento since 2007. the 37 euro was put on administrative leave in september and was investigation was finished he was fired. >> santa rosa police arrested and oakland man for him and trafficking in pandering charges. police say 22 year-old dominique bel andton and female victims were using the internet to arrange meetings with clients after the fbi informed them on saturday that the pair was in santa rosa. police then set up a sting operation or the santa rosa and arrested the suspect. >> student at city college of san francisco are asking to have more input in the administration's decision as of 05 to keep its accreditation. the accreditation commission is
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requiring city, to file a report by march 15th addressing how their resolving more than a dozen problems. if a school fails to show adequate improvement, it could lose its accreditation. students say they want a slo the school to hold the town hall meetings around the city so more students and other committee members can make their voices heard on the changes at city college. >> will we back with more on you can't move the tv there. yuh-huh. we have a wireless receiver. listen. back in my day, there was no u-verse wireless receiver that let you move the tv away from the tv outlet. we can move it to the kitchen, the patio, the closet and almost anywhere. why would you want a tv in the closet? [ both laugh ] ♪ [ fancy voice ] brilliant idea, darling. ♪ [ female announcer ] the wireless receiver. get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet.
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>> we're back. 5:25 is the time. economists say the budget impasse in washington and not the slow pace of consumer spending is what is bring in the economy down. in a new survey, economists argue that the browser is in washington is a significant factor in slowing the economy. the next biggest factors are slow job growth, excessive government regulation and taxes, and cautious bank lending. the spending cuts, set to start friday will shave an estimated half percentage point from economic growth this year. >> the senate is set to vote
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on president obamas choice of shock hagel said the defense department. the former republican senator is on track to win confirmation. >> today's vote comes to of days after republican stall the nomination. >> the gop lawmakers signaled late monday they would in their delaying tactics. once confirmed, of hagel will succeed defense secretary leon panetta just days before automatic, across-the-board budget cut are scheduled to hit the pentagon. >> the trial for the bp gulf oil spill resume today. an expected to testify will be the uc berkeley engineer robert bea who played a prominent role in investigating leve breeches and norman's after hurricane katrina. bea is an expert witness for the plaintiffs who sued bp plc and other
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companies over the deep water horizon disaster. he will share his theories about what caused the peace macondo was to blow out in 2010. explosion 11 workers disputed estimated one under 72 million of gallons of crude into the gulf. >> a candlelight vigil was held outside pleasant hills city hall to rebels killed in the new town shooting massacre in call for stricter gun laws. the gathering gloom the reading of the names of those killed in the shooting. those would tend it called for congress to pass stricter gun laws, including universal background checks for those who want to purchase firearms, and assault weapons bans and limits on high-capacity magazines. >> we need to protect the innocent from those who really are not responsible. >> attendees believe that the tide is turn since the new town shooting. they say as long as they keep the pressure on, stricter gun laws will become a reality. >> it is 527. thank you for
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watching the kron 4 morning news on this tuesday morning. we will be back in a couple of minutes to get you going on that. we are also keeping the outgoing for the next bay to breakers it is in 81 days.
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>> we're back. here is the forecast with erica. >> friday is expected to be the warmest of the week. now temperatures are in the '30's and '40's. it is slightly warmer conditions in to the afternoon. we will see clear skies and precondition that we head into later tonight. overall pleasant weather for the next 24 hours. i will look at your 7 day forecast in my next report. >> good morning george.
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>> good morning erica. a sore right for interstate 580 and highway 4. >> the san mateo bridge traffic is slowed. the east bay at interstate 280 slow traffic on highway 4. >> south bay and peninsula, north bay ride to a good. >> thank you george. following a couple of stores. the san jose police department is investigating a fatal hit and run at happened this morning. here is the location on google earth. at approximately 1:01 a.m., officers responded to the area monterey road in bellevue avenue on a report of the traffic collision. upon their arrival, officers found a woman in the road led been struck by a vehicle and the driver fled the scene. she was struck by dark colored vehicle. the vehicle did not stop and continued southbound on monterey road. >> the search for a family
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of four missing boater's off the monterey coast will expand to hawaii, the seattle area and even up into canada. yesterday's search took place 120 mi. off the monterey coast. the surge started after this distress call from a sinking ship came in on sunday. today's search will expand to ye, the seattle area and even up into canada. there no plans to suspend the search at this time. for a man, woman and two children went missing after their 29 ft. sailboat part it taking on water sunday afternoon. the coast guard sector san francisco received a radio distress call from the bolt, possibly name the charm below, at 4:20 p.m. on sunday. >> new this morning, a standoff at a house in east oakland that lasted through the night is over. let us turn to kron fours will train with more on the story.
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>> the police waited for him to get tired and he gave his self up two hours ago. we drove by a few minutes ago the scene is all cleared. people to leave their homes. here is video of the barricade situation, the standoff situation that lasted for hours. according to the watch commander undercover officers were in the neighborhood yesterday afternoon trying to serve a search warrant for this suspect. he is not telling me what the search want is for. apparently he noticed the undercover officers and held himself up in the house reportedly with a firearm. that is why they told the residents to stay inside. finally overnight he gave himself up. >> we will try to get more information on his name and what this was about. the situation is all clear. we did not see one police officer in the neighborhood
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at this time. >> a peaceful into that thank you will. >> las vegas police are making a desperate plea for help in finding and oakland man killer. police said they have a warrant for the arrest of 26 year-old ammar harris. harris is a prime suspect in the shooting last week on the vegas strip that left three people dead. harris faces three murder charges in the thursday incident. one of the victims was an aspiring rap artist from oakland, kenny clutch. witnesses said black range rover with dealer plates pulled up alongside the maserati driven by a clutch and started firing. now please what people know his whereabouts to come for. >> you may think you are being a friend but keep in mind harris's one for the murder of three citizens. we believe someone knows where he is we are asking and urging you to give us a call. >> law enforcement in nevada as well as neighboring
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states are actively searching for that vehicle and its occupants. >> ely boulevard and petaluma is back open this morning after it was shut down due to reports of a suspicious device. this is video from our helicopter partnership with abc seven news. police said the vithe vice was in world war one their artillery shell. >>, the show when they were cleaning out her home after a tenet. move out. bomb technicians remove the shells from the home. >> the dow and s&p suffered the biggest one day falls of the year so far making it the worst days since last november. the dow ended the day down to lunch and 16.41 0.5%, as the s&p fell 1.8% and the nasdaq slipped 1.4%. u.s. stock slid on signs
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that italy could be facing political gridlock, potentially undermining the country's efforts to help its troubled economy. former primer silvo vberlusconi who resigned in 2011 his party had a strong showing in yesterday's italian election. but without a majority in either house it looks like a political gridlock is in italy. come next week italy could find itself with a out a government or a pulp. with changes being slam that congress will shy away from automatic spending cuts before friday, it is now likely lawmakers could reach a deal after the deadline to replace the cuts that do go into effect. >> contra costa county authorities are looking for a man at risk. christopher's
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memo welcome back by 40 a.m. kansas city international airport will remain closed for the entirety of the day as a snow storm blows to the area. a lot of schools are closed today. this storm has
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are ready dumped a foot of snow that is also responsible for two deaths. flights as far as sfo are being impacted. >> and the south bay taxpayers may have to foot the bill to pay for road repairs in san jose. repairs could cost $100 million a year. that is five times what is currently budgeted. options include raising sales taxes >> how much of our taxes are
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already going to the city to take care of our roads? >> why should i give them more of my money to take care is something that they are ready supposed to take care of? >> i think a hundred dollars is a bit much for someone like me on a fixed income. i think it is where the to get the streets fakes. >> the roads are bad. but i would support this tax. >> san jose has more than $300 million in back what repairs alone. most of them are the result of ongoing budget cuts. >> i live look at the san mateo bridge, we come back we will get the official word from george on the rest of year to meet this morning
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>> pie 458 m and the police standoff has ended after a suspect barricaded himself inside a home in east oakland. it all started yesterday afternoon. this is video from our helicopter partnership with abc seven news. and the snow storm across
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the nation's midsection creating fresh problems. a live look the kansas city where the airport is shut down for the entire day. >> we are keeping an eye on sfo, we already know of flights canceled to kansas city. >> it is shaping up to the another gorgeous day in the bay area. temperatures are not too bad as you head to work or school. livermore 36, 43 hayward, two measures throughout the day, future cast for 12:00 we're talking low 60s for just about everyone. upper 50s for the coast line amid the lens oalongd peninsula. by 8:00 p.m. tonight temperatures will be on the mild side. low 50s.
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afternoon highs for today can be a little warmer compared to yesterday's mid- 60s for palo alto, mid to upper 60s for walnut creek, fairfield 64 and pleasanton , severance as follows 60s. oakland 64, mid-50s ocean beach. satellite and radar show we are clear and dry and the bay area right now. storm track will stick well to our north only impacting the pacific northwest. in the bay area we're talking sunshine, blue skies and a gradual warming trend. into friday and saturday and
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saturday into sunday, no moisture with this system but it will keep temperatures cooler. as we start the next work week clear skies and sunshine once again with temperatures around the seasonal average. 5:49 a.m. and on to traffic with george. >> we are not tracking any delays or hot spots, westbound eagan's is move commute. things are backing up just a little bit in the lead can catch land but mostly a good ride. san mateo bridge is not picked up any increase in drive time for a westbound commute. your ride to the golden gate bridge 1 01 southbound is an easy trip here as you head from marin county. in the east bay is a slower ride the news will on highway 4 this morning. there on the shoulder at leverage
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adding to the already slow ride. it is a 580 and the westbound commute here as the heaviest traffic through the of the mall past. south bay freeways look good and so does the north bay ride through marin county on 1 01 southbound. you are delay free. >> safety officials say more teens are dying behind the wheel. and the report finds that deaths of teen drivers increased 19% in the first six months of last year. that is a reversal of a decade-long trend were overall traffic fatalities declined to historic lows. the study finds the deaths were primarily among 16 and 17 year-old. >> the warriors road trip continues without andrew bogut. the australians have a foot center has a built bulging disk in his back
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that is causing spasms that will keep him sidelined. all that has played only in 12 of the team's 54 games so far this season due to a surgically repaired ankle that took longer to rehab than anticipated with the injuries he could be back into the six weeks. according according to one report a trade of alex smith from the 49ers is basically a done deal. no team has been identified for certain the kansas city chiefs of in mentioned as mess probable destination. the compensation is also mostly guesswork but of their fourth round pick seems to be a popular product production. trades cannot be confirmed until march 12th so nothing can come from official until then. smith passer rating was third among nfl starting quarterback last season but he was replaced by collin kaepernick after a sustained a concussion. raiders defense tackled desmond bryant look pretty
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out of it in his mug shot which was taken sunday morning in miami. bright was arrested and charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief. he was allegedly over at a neighbor's house sure it was in drug and cause a commotion according to miami dade records.
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him as losing it because he missed his flight again while going through security. it turns out he has a high ranking chinese official and later apologized and even said he would pay for the damages. you can see, they're kind of just standing there. i'm surprised that security did not come in my cam down but once again he is a high- ranking official. what do you think? have you ever been as frustrated or felt his pain? share your comments with us on the kron4 facebook page. >> let you said it was his fault. he was having lunch and he didn't hear the call. >> the online voting to name to those two newest and tiniest mons is over. the winner it is low cit is vulcan,e
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suggested by actor william shatner who played captain kirk and the original star trek tv series. all the potential names had come from greek or roman mythology and deal with the underworld. bovulcan was the roman god of lot and smoke and the nephew of pluto. >> coming up on the kron4 morning is tracking the national storm that's done in the coda snow across several states, now an entire airport has close. the search for a family missing at boating off of monterey bay has been expanded. new details coming up.

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